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Minivan hits Greenfield bank

  • Driver Donald Hathaway, 26, of Amherst talks with a police officer in front of Greenfield Cooperative Bank on Federal Street on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz

    Driver Donald Hathaway, 26, of Amherst talks with a police officer in front of Greenfield Cooperative Bank on Federal Street on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • This van drove straight into the Greenfield Cooperative Bank on Federal Street in Greenfield on Thursday afternoon.  Recorder/Paul Franz

    This van drove straight into the Greenfield Cooperative Bank on Federal Street in Greenfield on Thursday afternoon. Recorder/Paul Franz Purchase photo reprints »

  • Deborah Falcon, a senior vice president at Greenfield Cooperative Bank, surveys the damage caused when a minivan slammed into the front steps of the bank's 63 Federal St. branch Thursday afternoon.<br/>Recorder/David Rainville

    Deborah Falcon, a senior vice president at Greenfield Cooperative Bank, surveys the damage caused when a minivan slammed into the front steps of the bank's 63 Federal St. branch Thursday afternoon.
    Recorder/David Rainville Purchase photo reprints »

  • Deborah Falcon, a senior vice president at Greenfield Cooperative Bank, surveys the damage caused when a minivan slammed into the front steps of the bank's 63 Federal St. branch Thursday afternoon.<br/>Recorder/David Rainville

    Deborah Falcon, a senior vice president at Greenfield Cooperative Bank, surveys the damage caused when a minivan slammed into the front steps of the bank's 63 Federal St. branch Thursday afternoon.
    Recorder/David Rainville Purchase photo reprints »

  • Driver Donald Hathaway, 26, of Amherst talks with a police officer in front of Greenfield Cooperative Bank on Federal Street on Thursday. Recorder/Paul Franz
  • This van drove straight into the Greenfield Cooperative Bank on Federal Street in Greenfield on Thursday afternoon.  Recorder/Paul Franz
  • Deborah Falcon, a senior vice president at Greenfield Cooperative Bank, surveys the damage caused when a minivan slammed into the front steps of the bank's 63 Federal St. branch Thursday afternoon.<br/>Recorder/David Rainville
  • Deborah Falcon, a senior vice president at Greenfield Cooperative Bank, surveys the damage caused when a minivan slammed into the front steps of the bank's 63 Federal St. branch Thursday afternoon.<br/>Recorder/David Rainville

GREENFIELD — A single-car accident brought new meaning to the term “drive-up banking” Thursday.

The front steps and railing of Greenfield Cooperative Bank’s 63 Federal St. branch were damaged when a minivan hopped the curb, narrowly missed nearby signs and careened into the concrete steps.

Nobody was injured in the accident, which took place at about 2:51 p.m.

“I’m very glad nobody was on the stairs or the sidewalk when it happened,” said Deborah Falcon, senior vice president of retail for the bank.

The driver, Donald Hathaway, 26, of Amherst, will be summoned to court on charges of driving with a suspended license and failure to use care in turning. Hathaway refused medical care, according to police logs.

The accident didn’t stop the bank from doing business, as customers continued to enter and leave through the back door.

“The building inspector said the building is safe,” said Falcon. She said the bank will have an electrician and general contractor come to assess the damage and make repairs.

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